Condolences to the family of the late general.
Do you know of other suicides committed by politicians or people involved with politics who were thrown into a scandal in the Philippines?
Former General Angelo Reyes earlier told the Philippine Daily Inquirer in an interview that he would never do anything that would besmirch the name of “my good mother.” Whatever the truth behind the latest expose in the Philippines is, this would have been one of those which would surely have faded into oblivion as the case of so many other exposes that preceded it. The people involved in the scandal are still there… enjoying the forgiving culture of a society that prides itself with too much democracy. The Estradas and the Marcoses are strutting themselves around as if they own the Philippines. But this will no longer be just one of those exposes because a suicide by a top general made it rise above the other cases. Somehow… the suicide gave more meaning to the expose. If only Erap’s mother raised his son the way Angelo Reyes’ mother raised him, this world will be free of Erap. Yehey! If only Loi Ejercito Estrada is half the mother that Angelo Reyes’ mother was, this world will be free of Jinggoy! Wow! But they’re not! So, the world will continue to witness their witch-hunting while the members of the Estrada clan and harem continue to dance and drink merrily enjoying their riches from Estrada’s plundered money.
If the general didn’t pride himself with his integrity, he would surely have stayed on and allowed time to pass for people and his enemies to forget. But he opted for the “honorable” exit.
Don’t you just wish others would have the decency to do the same?